Tony Dent Trial set Next Week

A Dothan man charged with capital murder in the death of his infant son will go on trial next week.

42-year-old Tony Dent was declared competent to stand trial following a pre-trial hearing in August.

Prosecutors say he intentionally caused the death of 5-month-old Christopher Dent in April of last year.

Investigators say Dent took his baby to a hospital claiming the child had breathing problems.

The boy actually had suffered a brain injury and was transferred to a Birmingham hospital, where he later died.

Authorities say Dent allegedly caused the injury by throwing his son against a couch.

If convicted Dent could face the death penalty.

He's being held without bond in the Houston County Jail.

His trial is set to begin Monday before Judge Larry Anderson.


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